Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lesson 1: Determination

To be a good and successful author, you must have determination. You need to believe that you can do it!  And you can! If you never give up,  you will go far! Here's a recipe for successful writing:
1 cup of determination
1/4 cup of patience 
... and a whole lot of imagination!

A little luck wouldn't hurt either! 
You should write because you love to and because you want readers to enjoy and savour your passion for writing. There's nothing better than being so greatly appreciated for your writing! Believe me, I know! In grade 6 my english teacher read my story and I got 100%! That's not all!  She even asked for an autographed copy of my first published book! I will never forget her. I hope that someday she will visit my blog and leave a little comment. She gave me lots of support. She knew I could do it! 

I want to make you all good and successful writers, so that you may be flattered by nice comments, asked for your autograph, and much more! 

A quick tip. Fame is only a desire and extra. You don't need to be famous to be recognized as a good writer. The only thing you need is determination and good support! 
Your friend,
Zaphirah :o)

P.S A special thank you to my grade 6 english teacher!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Good ideas require hard work

Writing isn't easy. It is sometimes hard to think of good ideas. Your garbage may be filled with crumpled up ideas, but don't give up on yourself. A good idea requires a lot of thought. You need to think of something unique, yet at the same time something that will grab the attention of the reader You need ideas that people will be interested in. Start little by little. Just by writing a little each day. It doesn't have to be for very long, 10 minutes will suffice. Don't write for too long, take breaks in between. Take a walk. It often freshens up your mind by going putside for a little. Whatever you do don't quit! Ideas don't grow off trees! 
'Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take only a minute.'
Franklin P Adams
You need to dig a little and find something unique that will grab the reader's attention!
Zaphirah :o)

Saturday, January 01, 2011


My Christmas was great! How was yours? I'd love to hear your ideas so just leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot!
Zaphirah :o)
P.S Like my new signature!